Can We Be Friends?

At a party recently I found myself having a candid conversation with someone I’ve known for a number of years and who also works in restaurant PR, about the possibility of having friends within our industry. We were saying how, since I’d started my company, we’d not really seen each other, and I… Read More

Right To Reply?

The right to reply is fundamental to the freedom of speech. Say whatever you like about me to whomsoever you choose, the thinking goes, provided I can freely say to you and them what I think of your view in return. But is it always right to reply, if in… Read More


Like everyone in the PR and marketing worlds, I’ve been paying very close attention to recent rulings and guidelines from the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US and the International Consumer Protection & Enforcement Network (ICPEN) around how and when advertisers and influencers… Read More


I’ve just got home from a dinner in aid of, and at, The Clink – the restaurant at HMP Brixton, one of four of the same name in prisons around the UK. It was a memorable meal for a number of reasons, not least the stunning four-course pan-Indian menu… Read More